May 9-11 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Friday on the Green Outdoor Evening Concert
  • FREE Me & My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event ~ NRH
  • FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Wild West Fest in Watauga
  • FREE Double Feature Film Showing ~ Race to Witch Mountain and Doctor Strange ~ Central Library
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
    at Fort Worth Science & History Museum
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn


:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, May 9, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, May 9, 2014 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Me & My Monkey Outdoor Concert & Family Event
in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 9, 2014

Tonight offers the promise of a beautiful spring evening and a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring the Beatles Tribute band, Me & My Monkey. Part of North Richland Hill’s “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, this free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
Friday, May 9 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm.
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.
Cost: FREE!


::  FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth
      Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bring the family and celebrate National Train Day at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center.  This free, family-focused event includes walk-through tours and viewing of Trinity Railway Express and Amtrak trains, an up-close look at the new BNSF freight railroad locomotive, guided tours of a restored 101-year-old Interurban Trolley that ran the rails between Fort Worth and Dallas from 1924 to 1934, a Chuggington Kids, operating model railroads, and more.

Go here  to view a complete list of National Train Day events.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the National Train Day online, here.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 ~ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The T’s Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones St. in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project.  Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program.  Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 

Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! Wild West Fest Family Event in Watauga
Through May 11, 2014


Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West! Enjoy live music from Brave Combo, Le Freak, Me & My Monkey, and more! Stroll through the Watauga Depot where you will find lots of arts, crafts, and food vendors. The kids can enjoy midway rides at the Carnival and more activities.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Through May 11, 2014.  Go here for the daily schedule.
Where: Capp Smith Park ~ 5800 Block of Robin Drive
Cost: FREE


:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ Race to Witch Mountain and Doctor Strange
Saturday, May 10, 2014


Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  Race to Witch Mountain and Doctor Strange on Saturday, May 10th. The Fort Worth Library’s monthly movie events present award-winning films in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction.

Details, details
What: Read reviews of Race to Witch Mountain movie here and Doctor Strange here
When: Saturday,  May 10, 2014.  Race to Witch Mountain will be shown at 1:00pm and Doctor Strange at 3:00pm
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library.  You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.


:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for a FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Planetarium’s Star Parties, go here.
When: Saturday, May 10 ~ begins at dusk (weather
permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Flower Delivery Truck
Saturday, May 10, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register,click here.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids and their moms will learn how to make waffles along with scrumptious toppings. For ages 5 and up.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 10, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 10, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Pottery Barn Summer Decorating Class
Sunday, May 10, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for a free in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for bringing a splash of summer to your home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s
store event site
 Class takes place May 10, 2014. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


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